Yummy Dough Let’s Kids Eat What They Play With

Kids love making things. They love using drawing and coloring, building with bricks, and shaping things out of dough. Yummy Dough is the dough kids make from scratch and it’s edible too. So, if you child gets it in their mouth there is no need to panic. Once they make their creation with Yummy Dough, you pop it in the oven and bake them for 12 to 15 minutes.


Yummy Dough, from Smarty Parents, comes in a resealable plastic container. Once you make the dough you can put it back in the container if you don’t want to use it all. Since this is not like other molding doughs and is a food product, the dough needs to be refrigerated and can only be stored up to 2 days once it is made.

According to the container, Yummy Dough is “safe to eat raw or after baking at 275 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes”.

Ingredients: wheat flour, sugar, whole egg powder, vegetable fat, wheat starch, modified starch, glucose syrup, maltodextrin, beet powder, turmeric, milk protein, vanillin, coloring agent E 133.

There is an expiration date on the packaging as well.

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Inside the container you will find bags of dough mix, a large plastic syringe, small plastic spatula for mixing and shaping the dough, and instructions. We provided the blue bowls you see in the photo below. You need four of them to mix each of the four colors – yellow, blue, green, red.

We received another product from Smarty Parents called the Kiddy Platter


. This really came in handy. It protected my counter and the girls thought it was neat. It is clear so you can put things under it like a picture. It hangs slightly off the counter and has a slight tray on the edge, which is great for crayons. It works perfect as a placement to protect your table and can also be used as a craft mat. It comes in red, green, blue and pink.

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Ava and Paisley are listening intently as Uncle Winston explains the directions. Pretty good for a 3 and 6 year old.

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The first step in the Yummy Dough
process is to pour the powder into individual bowls. You can tell what each color is going to be because the powder has a slight tint to it.


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Next is adding the water. Here is where we went wrong. We did follow the instructions, we thought, and there were five adults all standing around trying to make sure the water was just right but somehow we got it wrong. They measure the water in ML and while the US has tried to convert to the metric system no one really uses it in “real” life. We all use ounces so we had a dumb look on our faces trying to convert from ounces to milliliters. Of course, we could have just Googled it.

Smarty Parent thought of everything though. They include a large plastic syringe that has the measurements on it. That’s the green thing in the picture below.

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Haha, this is what you DON’T WANT! If your dough looks like this, you have added too much water.

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This is much better but a little too dry so more water was needed. We eventually got it right with a little trial and error. We also found out a little later – helps to read ALL of the instructions – that kneading the dough is vital to get it the consistency you want.

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While at the New York Toy Fair we had the chance to test our Yummy Dough and the people from Smarty Parents showed us exactly what the dough should look like.

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Nothing is perfect is it. The main thing is did the kids have fun? The answer we heard from both of them was yes!

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Disclosure: Smarty Parents sent us both the Yummy Dough and Kiddy Tray to try out. The grandkids had a ball with both and these products were a big hit with them.